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    Did Victorian Britain force all of it's middle class males to pretend to be LSE's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somavision View Post
    Did Victorian Britain force all of it's middle class males to pretend to be LSE's?
    I do see how the archetypal gentleman in those times would be LSE or LIE.

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    I think it more fitting that LxEs are the supreme embodiment of their respective periods in history, rather than the converse being the case, wherein some historical period is the supreme embodiment of LxEs.

    British history is unique, in that, for once, the two tendencies are symmetrical and run side by side.
    It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.

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    I doubt that anybody was forced to act any particular way, but it isn't hard to imagine that males were expected to act all .

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